Tuesday, January 21, 2014

a little princess and her ice castle

I totally ruined this photo trying to get my own to post to IG right then! ha ha. But it was just too cute!
Mia totally didn't care about Olaf, obviously. But in a year or two she will LOVE this picture!
 So many people! But you can kind of get an idea of the inside of the castle. So cool!

I have been dying to take a road trip and visit the Ice Castles in Midway, UT (seeing Frozen did me in!) and when I told Eric? He made my dream come true :) We'll call it an early birthday weekend for me. We had plans to meet up with our best friends and I was looking forward to a perfect day! Of course once we arrived we realized we needed snow boots. They rake the ice (to keep from getting to slippery, I'm sure) and some parts were deep and none of us had snow boots. Cue the attitude from Eric. And then my sweet, precious Mia wanted nothing more than to run around (which was hard to do because the snow/ice was deep in some areas) and play with the ice! So getting pictures with her was quite difficult, ha ha! And anytime we tried to help her get through the deep parts? Cue the attitude, ha ha!
BUT! The ice castle really was pretty magical! It was so fun to watch Mia explore and discover :) She was in heaven! And we enjoyed donuts and hot chocolate after we played in the castle... which is Mia's new favorite. She ate most of Eric's donut (which I was unaware of until after the fact) and her face lit up when she tried my hot chocolate and she wouldn't stop saying "num-num" until I gave her more! I only wish I had been able to take more pictures (and that I knew how to edit so that these could be amazing!) but I'm glad Eric treated me to this little getaway!

34 comments:

A Thousand Words said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a dream! And she is absolutely adorable!

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Liliana xo said...

Wow that looks amazing! My girls would love to go there i am sure. These pictures look like a winter wonderland, but with ice lol.

Dee Stephens said...

That hat and coat! I die!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

That is gorgeous!! What a great way to spend the weekend.

Life with J and J said...

How beautiful. The pictures are amazing! Would love to visit a place like that.

hello erin said...

i'm DYYING over how fun this looks!!! and how much fun mia is having!! i mean really? ice castles!!!!!

Julie said...

What a fun day out :) And her coat is adorable!

Jessie said...

What a fun place to visit! I love Mia and your coats.

Dawn said...

What a fabulous family outing. I love that ice castle!!

Mrs.B said...

That is awesome!!! Em would LOVE that.

Courtney Sweet said...

So gorgeous! That last pic with the donut is killer =)

Lauren said...

this is incredible! I would love to visit somewhere like this with Elyse...what a fun family outing!

Pamela said...

Oh how neat!!! I wanna go!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that is sooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andi said...

I can't even believe this is a real place! What an amazing day!

Linzi Scarsella said...

The ice castle is stunning! You all look super cute too! We just saw Frozen last week and we loved! My new favorite Disney movie!

xoxo

The Yarbrough's said...

Wow...this looks cool. I've never heard of this before...thanks for sharing. Looks like ya'll had fun.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

This is SWEET!!!!!! And Mia in her little matching coat and jacket... to die for!! :)

Tara said...

Whoa! The castle looks amazing... and of course the princess is darling. Wish we had something like that out here!

Kristin said...

How cool is that?! And I can't even talk about Mia's coat!

Kirsty and Seth said...

Oh my goodness, the ice castles look amazing! I would love to go there! I loved Frozen too, such a good film!

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Sarah Alway said...

Real ice castles?! Gorgeous! OMG those don't even look real!!

katie green said...

This is so cool!

17 Perth said...

Woah! This is awesome!!

Jenny said...

What a fun activity and those pictures are just gorgeous!

Megan said...

These pictures are amazing! Mia is adorable in all of them! What a cool trip! Now I want to go! :)

Christina Schergen said...

looks like fun! I love her coat...and I am an adult and I care about Olaf...lol

Ech and Will said...

That looks so cool! I wish we lived close enough to check it out.

eliz said...

WOW SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! and MIA with her cute coat even more beautiful!

life as Mrs. said...

So fun! Again just love her lil coat and hat!

Maria said...

so i pretty much just exploded at these amazing photos. and the one of mia marching along...with that gorgeous ice castle behind her...ohmygoodness...incredible!! we plan on visiting utah again sometime this year...you live in such a beautiful place. on year, we'll visit during ice castle time...it's just amazing!!
and so is your beautiful little girl. <3<3

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She is too cute in that little coat!

Susie Taylor said...

Wow! What a wonderful treat you had! That’s really a dream come true! Mia looks like a real ice princess there. I think the cold never bothered her. Haha! I’m sure, some years from now, she would love to treasure this moment that you had. It’s perfect! Her pink outfit is really cute too.

Susie Taylor

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